Find below an archived list of announcements and calls for papers. Subsequent posts about conference announcements and calls for papers will be updated in real-time.
Call for Papers -- XVII World Congress
International Sociological Association
Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17, 2010
Research Committee on
Sociology of Childhood RC53
Doris Bühler-Niederberger, University of Wuppertal, Germany, email@example.com
Call for Papers
Please send your paper proposal until September, 15, to Doris Bühler-Niederberger; University of Wuppertal: firstname.lastname@example.org, and to the organizer of the session you would like to choose for your paper. Any individual may participate on up two sessions. Once your presentation is approved by the session chair, you must then submit an abstract of your paper on-line (instructions will be made available in due course). Abstracts are only accepted by the system from those who are already registered for the Congress. The deadline for submission of approved abstracts is May 4, 2010.
See the following link for more information: here
Call for Papers -- Exploring Childhood Studies, A Graduate Student Conference, April 2010
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden
The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden invite submissions for papers and poster presentations for their first formal graduate student conference on April 9, 2010. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.
The field of childhood studies engages in both theoretical and empirical study of children and childhood within historical, contemporary, interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, state, national, and global contexts. Each combination of perspectives provides new insights into the lives of children and the families, cultures, and societies in which they are embedded. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is one of its greatest strengths and the core of its remarkable potential for scholarly advancement, but also leaves the field open for exploration and interrogation, and its borders difficult, if not impossible, to define.
The Exploring Childhood Studies conference proposes defining Childhood Studies by "doing" childhood studies; the conference will explore the field by offering explorations within it. We seek papers from all disciplines that keep childhood as a construct, children as a category, or the child as a real living human as their central focus, providing critical thought and insight while locating them in different contexts, fields, and ideologies.
In keeping with what we believe is the essential interdisciplinary nature of Childhood Studies, this conference seeks to be interdisciplinary itself. We seek proposals from all disciplines--education, literature, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, political science, history, criminology, philosophy, medicine, religion, film studies, and cultural studies--as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary scholarly work.
The range of open topics within this field is as broad as the contexts of the experiences of children and childhood: war, health, rights, gender, poverty, wealth, policy, ethics, popular culture, globalization, school, family, home, sexuality, community, and representations in all modes of fiction. The field of Childhood Studies itself is open to interrogation.
Selected papers will be grouped into panels that may be based around discipline, theme, or perspective, but will demonstrate the common grounding of the papers in their mutual exploration of children and childhood studies.
Paper presentations should be limited to 20 minutes in length. Please send 250-word abstract for paper or poster presentation (specify which) and cover letter with name, current level of graduate study, affiliated university, and email address to email@example.com. Include the words "conference abstract" in subject line, and include name on the cover letter only. For further information about The Exploring Childhood Studies conference, contact: Patrick Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anandini Dar at email@example.com.
Deadline for submission is October 31, 2009. Accepted presenters will receive email notification by January 10, 2010.
Welcome to the Department of Childhood Studies and The Center for Children and Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden is a leader in the national and international discourse on the state of children and childhood. We are very proud of the fact that Rutgers-Camden is the first and only PhD-granting Department of Childhood Studies in the nation, which has now entered its third year. We look forward to introducing the larger academic community to our fellow students, exemplary faculty and unique program, and to engaging in vigorous and stimulating discussions with our peers throughout academia. Visit the Department of Childhood Studies here: http://childhood.camden.rutgers.edu/
Penn State Symposium Announcement
“Biosocial Research Contributions to Understanding Family Processes and Problems”, is the title of Penn State’s 17th Annual Symposium on Family Issues. The conference will take place October 8-9, 2009 on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Alan Booth, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Family Studies, explains, “Conceptual shifts and technological breakthroughs have placed new emphasis on the importance of combining nature and nurture to understand family processes and problems. The link between biology and behavior is no longer regarded as a simple, unidirectional, cause and effect process.” Today’s researchers emphasize bi-directional relations between physiological processes and behavior, processes that operate in the context of previous experience and the demands of a multi-layered ecology. As Booth explains, “Biological factors mediate and moderate behavioral adaptation to a range of environmental challenges. At the same time, environmental challenges and behavioral responses affect biological processes.” Family relationships are at the intersection of many biological and environmental influences.
The goal of this symposium is to stimulate conversation among scholars who construct and use biosocial models, as well as among those who want to know more about biosocial processes. Researchers interested in both biological and social/environmental influences on behavior, health, and development will be represented, including researchers whose work emphasizes behavioral endocrinology, behavior genetics, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, sociology, demography, anthropology, economics, and psychology.
Sixteen symposium presenters will consider physiological and social environmental influences on parenting and early childhood development, followed by adolescent adjustment, and family formation. Finally, factors that influence how families adapt to social inequalities will be examined.
Lead speakers include: Alison Fleming, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Jenae Neiderhiser, Penn State, Steven Gangestad, University of New Mexico, and Guang Guo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. For a complete list of presenters and to register, visit http://www.pop.psu.edu/events/symposium/2009.htm
The Symposium is supported by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.
Section on Children and Youth